About

Eduction, Work, Skills and Interests
About me

crystal-hinamMy background is in graphic and web design, and I have been luckily enough to work for some brilliant companies in Cardiff, Wales. I gained a wide range of skills and knowledge and I specialised in Website Design.

My interest in User Experience Design began whilst working at Rantmedia in Cardiff with a team of designers and developers creating large websites and mobile applications. I feel UX helps everyone in the team considerably throughout the whole design process and enables the best final outcome. I’m currently studying ‘MSc User Experience Design’ at Kingston University, London.

My strengths and main interests

I have a keen interest in user behaviour: online decision making, engagement, emotional decision making, brand engagement in particular. I believe the better the user is understood, the better the design will be. My background in website design allows me to create attractive, easy to understand visuals to accompany research findings and produce strong prototypes in user testing.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have a keen interest in film, art and design, and enjoy visiting galleries and exhibitions. I like to keep fit, my sister and I have run 5 half marathons and the London Marathon in April 2013.

HTML and CSS
85%
Bootstrap Responsive Web Design
75%
Adobe Creative Suite
85%
Wordpress Design and Development
75%

User Experience:

User Experience
55%

User Testing
45%

User Research
40%

Web Prototyping
50%

Visual Design
50%

Information Architecture
45%

Content Strategy
45%